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Getting back on the trail It had been about two weeks since we had done a proper hike. Walking around the Paint Mines was more of a stroll than a hike and Joshua Tree was more driving than anything else, so we were due for some mountain time. It may […]

Burro Trail: Golden Gate Canyon


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Beach life in Southern California is a sun seeker’s paradise. Ranging from upscale neighborhoods where A-listers own vacation homes to a young and vibrant crowd, there is something for everyone. A visit to the Los Angeles area is not complete until you visit at least one of these 5 beaches. […]

Beach Life: Southern California


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One of my favorite activities to do when I am close to the sea is to go Whale Watching, so when I found out that there are whales year round in Southern California, I just had to visit Newport Beach to see them. I’ve been fortunate to have seen whales […]

Whale Watching in Southern California



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My week in California was not restricted to Los Angeles alone. Located about 3 hrs from Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is the top destination for rock climbers, hikers, campers and nature dwellers in the Southern California area. Although to truly explore Joshua Tree National Park you need at least a […]

How to spend a day in Joshua Tree National Park


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When I think about Los Angeles, I think fashion, Hollywood, beach, and palm trees, but Downtown LA has plenty to offer. Diverse communities, delicious food, parks and art venues make it a perfect way to spend the day. These locations are all walking distance to each other. Here are 5 […]

5 Places to visit in Downtown LA


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3 places you must visit in Malibu If you follow me on Instagram you already know I recently took a trip to California for a few days to meet with family and enjoy some SoCal sunshine. Since this was only my second trip to Los Angeles, I had a packed […]

3 places you must visit in Malibu



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Most travelers to Japan have seen Mount Fuji, but few actually get to climb it due to its short climbing season (July-September) and the time/physical commitment required. Even so, Mount Fuji is still the most visited mountain in the world, with about 30,000 people climbing it every year. Its popularity […]

10 tips before you climb Mount Fuji


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Why YouTube? While planning my trip to Japan, I often turned to YouTube to get travel tips and see the locations I wanted to visit ahead of time. The videos gave me a feeling of familiarity and eased my mind for my first trip solo. Because they helped me so […]

Have you seen our YouTube channel yet?


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The Paint Mines of Calhan I first saw pictures of the Paint Mines on Instagram and as a photography lover does, I had to research it and then drive to see it. Colorado keeps surprising me with little known places, and many people don’t realize that the Colorado topography is […]

Paint Mines : Hike of the week 12/52